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Unformatted text preview: 408D Course Description -- Spring Semester, 2008 Dr. Al Sato Office: RLM 13.140 Phone: 232-6185 Office hours: M, F 11-12 and by appointment Email: [email protected] MWF 10:00 11:00 CPE 2.208 Lectures: Problem sessions: 58100 T Th 8:30 9:30 RLM 6.118 58105 T Th 1:00 2:00 RLM 6.116 58110 T Th 5:00 6:00 RLM 6.118 Text: Syllabus: Calculus, 6th Edition by James Stewart Basically chapters 11 16 with some topics added and removed. We will follow the syllabus below pretty closely: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/dev/math/Courses/Syllabi/M408D.html Homework Quizzes Exams Final exam 10% due on Tuesdays (except for exam weeks) 20% on Thursdays (except for exam weeks) 45% spaced through semester (3 of them) 25% Grading: Many problems will be assigned as homework but only a subset will be graded. The two lowest homework grades will be dropped to calculate your homework average. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. No exam grades will be dropped. The final exam is cumulative, with some emphasis on the material after the third exam. There will be no exemptions from the final exam. I calculate your final score by the following formula: .10 * (homework average) + .20 * (quiz average) + .45 * (exam average) + .25 * (final exam) I will use the following scale: 89.6 100 79.6 89.5 69.6 79.5 59.6 69.5 0 59.5 A B C D F I generally do not curve the grades in this course, but I always check all borderline cases individually. When there is an exam, homework will not be collected that week nor will there be a quiz. Policies: Calculators will not be allowed on quizzes. Calculators may be allowed on some exams, but if so I will announce that fact. Unless you hear from me directly that calculators are allowed on a given exam, please assume that they are NOT ALLOWED. I will announce this at the time the exam is announced. Crib sheets (cheat sheets) will be allowed on exams. You can put whatever you want on a single 8 x 11 sheet of paper. Exams, except for the final, are not explicitly cumulative. However, techniques from earlier sections are used in later sections, so you're not completely off the hook. Crib sheets are not allowed on quizzes. Make-ups for exams or quizzes require documentation of illness or pre-arrangement for a good reason. Late homework is treated the same way. Re-grade requests are to address what you think is an error or oversight on our part. Mark the areas on your exam or quiz that you'd like us to look at again and hand it back to your TA at the same problem session you got it back. Philosophy: This is not a "theoretical" course. The emphasis is on problem solving techniques, computational ability and geometric understanding. I will often go through an explanation in class of why a technique or formula is valid, especially when I feel that this contributes to understanding how or when to apply the technique. I will be making extensive use of Blackboard. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard, it is a good idea for you to familiarize yourself with it. I will put all assignments, announcements and course documents on Blackboard. Course documents will include exam and quiz solutions, practice tests and such documents as this one. However, I will not be using the gradebook of Blackboard, so you will have to talk to me if you need information about your grades. General: ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course M 408d taught by Professor Sadler during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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